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coverage. bridgeport hospital, which is about a half hour drive by guesstimation from newtown, connecticut, the trauma team began getting calls this morning. let's listen to the local coverage in this hour. the hospital trauma team began getting calls. let's listen to the local coverage. >> i know parent are just so hungry for information. we are staying on air and as soon as we have crews on the scene, many have been arriving. we are staying on air. as soon as we have crews on the scene, many have been arriving. we are staying on air and as soon as we have crews on the scene, many are just arriving. >> if we can continue to get that signal from wfsb, i want to let you know that as we were going to the local coverage, i told you that bridgeport hospital, their trauma team was getting ready after getting calls at 9:40 a.m. local time. many schools in connecticut, elementary schools, anyway. it's often an 8:00 a.m. start. i have two children in a connecticut elementary school and that is an 8:00 a.m. start. this entire district, though, is on lockdown. we also know that danbury hospital, not
, and she cried. it is wrong. >> he is turning over handguns to the police. it is part of the bridgeport gun by back. with $100,000 of private donations, the police are taking the weapons, no questions asked. >> i know that every gun that we take the and it is one less that has the potential to kill children. >> more than 100 guns have been collected in the past two days and are expected to be melted down. with millions more scattered across the west, can this make an impact? >> we know that if we reduce the number of weapons that are available through breaking into people's houses, we are a safer society. >> the bridgeport police chief say is that an attempt to organize a similar gun buyback last year failed to lead. it failed due to lack of funding, but not this time. >> we have seen an outpouring from the community since sandy hook, from all manners from teddy bears to cash, and i think this is part of it. i think that people want to feel safe. >> for porter, a gun locked safely in his home ended up in the hands of his foster child, who handed it to a gay member. >> -- gang member. >> if
, connecticut, it's also grappling with the issue of guns. no more so than in connecticut. more on bridgeport's largest gun buyback ever. >> william porter says he is done with guns. the elementary school shooting in nearby newtown, connecticut, struck a nerve. >> my wife cried. i was shopping, and we heard it while we were in the store. and she cried. you know, it's wrong. >> how are you doing? >> i'm good. >> porter is turning over his handgun to police in connecticut's most populous city part of bridgeport's largest gun buyback ever. and part of $100,000 donations, police are taking the guns no questions asked. >> every gun we take in is one less gun that has a potential to kill our children. >> more than 100 guns have been collected in each of the first two days and are expected to be melted down. but with millions more scattered across the u.s., can buybacks like this one make a dent? >> these guns could've created victims. and we know that if we can reduce the number of weapons that are available through breaking into people's houses and grabbing guns, we are a safer society. >> bridgep
. investigators continue to search for the fire at bridgeport court that burned dozens of people out of their homes. abc7 news reporter thomas roman is live at the scene. thomas, an emotional night there. >> a very sad 24 hours, ama. the fire started this time last night. family and friends gathered to console maldonado for the loss of her daughter and her parents. she told us she has no warning a fire has started and she didn't hear any alarms. the families were joined by their family with the rosary. all three died in a fire that destroyed the second floor apartment on bridgeport court in west san jose. cecilia maldonado lost her parents and child in a single night. >> the fire alarm didn't go off. >> she says she tried to save them. >> i know my brother's room was on fire. i ran out and tried to get the fire distinguisher and broke the glass. i couldn't put it out. >> she says kyra decided to sleep in her parents' back bedroom. >> they took care of me and my baby. >> the two-alarm fire started 11:00 p.m. on saturday and was quickly put out by the more than 50 firefighters who resp
in a fire in a town house on bridgeport court. a couple and their granddaughter were trapped. the entire building was already engulfed in flames. fire fighters tried to help but it was too late. >> this fire got a big hit start on us and burned really fast, it consumed really fast even though it was a 3 minute response for us. >> they lived in the complex for about 20 years. a family member staying in a nearby apartment grabbed a nearly empty fire extinguisher. >> a manhunt for a man in oakland who shot a 15 year-old girl. on 56th avenue. a 14 year-old boy was also wounded. the suspect is between 13 and 16 years old. that makes 131 homicide in oakland. a 26 percent in years from 2011. that's a one-third increase over last year. san jose's 45 is still low for almost a million people but still 12 1/2 percent higher than 2011. rich mond is no longer on the most dangerous list. this year 18 people were killed from 45 3 years ago. it's the lowest number since 2001. a big credit to extra officers. they have gone from 40 to 190 officers in recent years. >> hilary clinton was supposed to go back
as bishop of bridgeport, conn. for jews, christmas is a day of volunteering. more than 600 took place. families prepared winter care packages for homeless shelters. they include scarfs and hats made by members of the community. organizers say it was important for the children. >> i have the two daughters. it is wonderful to get them involved in volunteering. i want them to understand the holidays are about 10 back. >> more than 1000 were made. holiday dinners were also served around town. today is the eighth year for this event. authorities have recovered human remains from a house in webster, n.y., to the suspected shooter shared with his sister. she had been missing since yesterday. officials believe the remains are hers. younger brother, william spengler, is responsible for setting fires and ambition first responders. two firefighters were shot and killed. authorities say they have also found a typewritten note from spengler saying he wanted to burn down the neighborhood and "kill people." the weapon is the same used in the elementary school shooting. in that community today, polic
. the goal was to collect handguns and assault rifles. and in bridgeport, connecticut, a ground swell of gun owners supported the buyback. cnn's david arrest owes at that looks at how the shooting rampage is prompting people to say goodbye to their weapons. >> reporter: william porter says he is done with guns. the elementary school shooting in nearby newtown, connecticut struck a nerve. >> my wife cried. we were out shopping. and we heard it while we were in the store. and she cried. you know? it's wrong. >> okay. how are you doing? >> i'm good. >> reporter: porter is turning over his handgun to police in connecticut's most popular city. part of bridgeport's largest gun buyback ever. and with well over $100,000 in private donations, police are taking the weapons, no questions asked. >> i know that every gun we take in is one less gun that has a potential to kill our children. >> reporter: more than 100 guns have been collected in each of the first two days, and are expected to be melted down. but with millions more scattered across the u.s., can buybacks like this one make a dent? >> these
of the deaths of 20 children in newtown. cnn reports from bridgeport, connecticut, which is holding the biggest gun buy-back in its ift. r >> reporter: william porter said he's done with guns. the elementary school shooting in nearby newtown, connecticut, struck a nerve. >> my wife cried. we were out shopping, and we heard it in the store. she cried. you know, it's wrong. >> okay. how are you doing? >> i'm good. >> reporter: porter is turning over his handgun to police in kondz's most populous city, pat of bridgeport's largest gun buy-back ever. with well over $100,000 in private donations, police are taking the weapons no questions asked. >> i know that every gun we take in is one less gun that has the potential to kill our children. >> more than 100 guns have been collected in each of the first two days and are expected to be melted down. with millions more scattered across the u.s., can buy-backs like this one make a dent? >> these guns could have created victims, and we know that if we can reduce the number of weapons that are available through breaking into people's houses and grabbing gun
night on the top floor unit of an apartment building on bridgeport court. the grandparents and granddaughter were sleeping in the same bedroom. 56 people were displaced. >>> san francisco firefighters are trying to determine the cause of a house fire that led to a ruptured gasline early this morning inside a two story structure on athens near silver. two in the home were rushed to the hospital, suffering from smoke inhalation. firefighters say looks like somebody had tried illegally tapping into a gas lane. krause had to be called to shut off a gas crews had to be called to shut off the gas main. >>> highway patrol saying watch out for black ice is being blamed for an early morning accident near orinda this was the scene from sky 7 hd. you can see a car buried in the tree, slid off the road and tumbled 60 feet. the chp says it was the second black ice accident on the road, a while later near richmond, amazingly nobody was hurt. >> black ice danger not totally gone we are still dealing with it, mike? >>> we'll show you the conditions nearly cheer skaoeurbgs a little high cl
. inside a two-story townhouse in the 3,000 bridgeport court, a couple and their 4-year-old granddaughter were trapped on the upper floor. firefighters arrived in minutes. the entire building was engulfed in flames. san jose police officer tried to help the family but it was too late. >> somehow, got a big head start on us. burned hot, fast, consumed most of the apartment even within a 3-minute response time for us. >> reporter: neighbors say the couple had lived in the complex for about 20 years. the family member, who was staying in a nearby apartment grabbed a nearly empty fire extinguisher but it it was useless against the flames. three people including a police officer was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. >>> a developing story tonight regarding secretary of state hilary rodham clinton, she has been hospitalized with a blood clot. clinton has been recovering from the flu and a concussion. she had been planning return to work this week but the former first lady will be monitored at a new york hospital for the next 48 hours. >>> tonight is looking bleak, despite looking thr
in a fire. it broke out just after 11:00 last night inside of a two- story townhouse on bridgeport court. a couple and their 4-year-old granddaughter were trapped on the upper floor. firefighters arrived in minutes but the entire building was engulfed in flames. san jose police officer tried to help the family but it was too late. >> this fire, somehow, got a really with big hit start on us. it burned hot, it burned really fast. consumed most of the apartment, even within a 3-minute response time for us. >> neighbors say the couple had lived in a complex for about 20 years. a family phepl ber staying in a nearby apartment grabbed a nearly empty fire extinguisher. it was useless against the plane. three people including a police officer was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. >>> new tonight, a manhunt is underway in oakland for a teen gunman who shot and killed a 15- year-old girl. shots rang out just after 3:30 this afternoon on 66th avenue. that is just a few blocks away from the oakland coliseum. a 14-year-old boy was wounded. investigators are looking for a motive for the kil
on bridgeport court. the grandparents and granddaughter were sleeping in the same bedroom. 56 people were displaced. >>> san francisco firefighters are trying to determine the cause of a house fire that led to a ruptured gasline early this morning inside a two story structure on athens near silver. two in the home were rushed to the hospital, suffering from smoke inhalation. firefighters say looks like somebody had tried illegally tapping into a gas lane. krause had to be called to shut off a gas crews had to be called to shut off the gas main. >>> highway patrol saying watch out for black ice is being blamed for an early morning accident near orinda this was the scene from sky 7 hd. you can see a car buried in the tree, slid off the road and tumbled 60 feet. the chp says it was the second black ice accident on the road, a while later near richmond, amazingly nobody was hurt. >> black ice danger not totally gone we are still dealing with it, mike? >>> we'll show you the conditions nearly cheer skaoeurbgs a little high cloud cover come in after the temperatures had dropped, not any moistu
grandparents everyone the fire broke out late knight in a second floor apartment on bridgeport court in west san jose. the 5-year-old man, his wife -- the 56-year-old man, his wife and daughter died in the fire. the fire damaged several other units. the fire displaced dozens of residents who are now receiving assistance from the red cross. >>> a natural gas line burst outside a home thats with on fire. the gas leak sent flames shooting into the air on athens street around 1:00 this morning. ktvu's alex savidge reports on why this was such a difficult fire to knock down. >> reporter: a dangerous situation for san francisco firefighters trying to control an early-morning house fire in the excelsior district. flames began shooting from a natural gas line in front of the place. a deputy chief told me the fire was essentially gas-fed at one point and crews couldn't reach the shutoff valve because it was engulled in flames. >> they had to have that free burning for a long time until pg&e could put a hole in the street and shut it off from there. we couldn't get to the shutoff area because the fire
launcher photographed by the "l.a. times." bridgeport, connecticut will hold their second buyback program, just 90 miles from newtown. >>> in utah, many flocked to a gun control attendance. in utah one of the few states that permits licensed weapons in schools without exception. >>> and finally, a kentucky state trooper initially had no clue how 22 horse it's turned up in his front yard christmas night. he learned it wasn't the work of santa but instead said the owners came forward and said the horses escaped after a storm hit their home. >>> now to sports, new mexico upset number eight cincinnati. the narrow jumper 55-54 victory. >>> in the nba, overtime, oklahoma city's russell westbrook gave the thunder the lead as they beat dallas 111-105. >>> and dwyane wade was suspended after an incident in which he hit sessions with a knee to the groin. >>> and tim tebow upset about going back to mark sanchez to start the last game of the season. >>> and now to a few college goal games. mirrors the military bowl, 24th ranked san jose state took lead and the spartans went on to a 29-20 win over bow
. free panda bears were passed out to children on christmas eve. >> he served as bishop of bridgeport, connecticut. the archbishop said he was ever mindful of his previous conversation. >> my heart is with all the folks in newtown and asking the lord to give them healing and to let them know our solidarity with them in prayer. they have been inundated with so many things. our the y need are prayers. >> christmas day is a day of volunteering for the jewish community. families prepared winter care packages and stuffed teddy bears for homeless shelters. organizers say the day was important for the young children who participated. >> i have two young daughters. i want them to understand that the holidays are about giving back to everyone. >> more than 1000 care packages were assembled. this is the eighth year for the event. >> 32 degrees at b.w.i. >> exercising to work off the extra holiday pounds can also stimulate your mind. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. would you continue to buy milk no matter how high the price goes, or would you c
. the archbishop is keeping his thoughts on the community. he spent 11 years as bishop of bridgeport, connecticut. today, he celebrated his first christmas in baltimore, presiding over mess. hundreds of catholics were mindful of the community. >> we are remembering them, praying for them, asking the lord to give them consolation and healing. and certainly to let them know how our solidarity in prayer. they have been inundated with so many things -- cards, letters, phone calls. what they need our or careers and our love. >> the archbishop spoke about newtown after celebrating mass this morning. he's is at the top of the wish list for pope benedict -- peace is at the top of the wish list for pope benedict. he offered special prayers for syria, the middle east crisis, communist china. the catholic church faces official who discrimination in china. the pope encourage arab spring nations, such as egypt, to adjust. for some, it was a welcome relief, or a day to rest up before big sales. >> some of us had work today, but not everyone. mother nature helped santa deliver a white christmas across much of t
on bridgeport court in west san jose. cecilia maldonado lost her parents and child in a single night. >> the fire alarm didn't go off. >> she says she tried to save them. >> i know my brother's room was on fire. i ran out and tried to get the fire distinguisher and broke the glass. i couldn't put it out. >> she says kyra decided to sleep in her parents' back bedroom. >> they took care of me and my baby. >> the two-alarm fire started 11:00 p.m. on saturday and was quickly put out by the more than 50 firefighters who responded. two other people were taken to a local hospital as was a san jose police officer who suffered smoke inhalation after rescuing a resident. this man who declined to give his name lived below the apartment. he came by to get what he could salvage. he says he and his girlfriend woke up to screams. >> we freaked out. we saw the fire and the flames and got up instantly. >> now he and 56 others who live at the complex are homeless until the building is safe to live in. >> i am here to grab my stuff and go home. don't really have somewhere to go. >> rod rigo vargas was
. investigators are searching for the cause. sue thompson is live at the scene on bridgeport court. >> reporter: good morning. investigators will be back out here later today to try and determine or at least work towards what caused this fatal fire over the weekend. some residents tell abc7 news that the fire alarm never went off. that fatal fire tore through an upper apartment at 3700 bridgeport court saturday night. many say they had to run for their lives to escape the fast flames and intense smoke. sadly, 4-year-old and her grandparents died when they were trapped in a back bedroom because of the flames. her mom said she barely made it out alive and she woke to flames in a bedroom and the fire alarm never went off. some 52 people have been displaced because of this fire. they will not be able to come back home until power is restored to the building. red cross has stepped in to try and provide shelter. the grandparents that perished in the fire we are told they lived in the apartment for more than 20 years, and their daughter said she desperately tried to save them saturday night and her li
also displaced nearly 60 residents here behind me in the street on bridgeport court. the red cross has given some of them blankets. it will not only be a long day for the investigators but also for the red cross who now has the task of finding temporary housing for the 60 displaced residents. reporting live, kira klapper, abc7 news. >> kira, thank you. >>> now we are going to get a quick first look at our weather with our meteorologist, francis, who is in for lisa argen. >> good morning, carolyn and everyone. you can put the umbrellas away for a dry. we have a clear start, dry days ahead. because of the clear conditions, temperatures on the cool side this morning. in fact they are in the 30s right now in some locations. so let me just run this for you. sorry, my computer just paused for a little bit. you will find that temperatures in the low 30s to low 40s for the sunrise at around 7:25. this afternoon look for partly cloudy conditions. but no rain in sight. upper 40s to low 50s. this morning clear conditions, as well, as temperatures cool down to the 40s around the bay area. i'll hav
. the fire began after 11 last night on bridgeport court on the city's west side. the san jose fire department put out the blaze and then discovered the bodies of a man, woman, and child. >> they will upgrade the alarm and to have some personnel in place. we had multiple rescues in the middle of the night, no people are sleeping and we need to get our resources. >> three others, including the officer injured were hospitalized and the fire displaced 56 people from the building. investigators are still looking into the cause and. >>> more than 3 dozen people are without homes this morning and the fire broke out after 9:30 yesterday morning on 23rd street and quickly spread to nearby buildings on cap street. the firefighters worked for two hours to contain it. five multiunit buildings were involveed and three appear to be a total loss. nobody was injured and again, investigators are trying to determine the cause. >>> and the former owner of the mountain winery was killed in a home invasion and the police say lucas anderson, javier garcia, and deangelo austin were arrested over the pas
is bridgeport mayor bill finch. mayor, good to have you. we have you on the phone because the skype connection wouldn't have been great. >> it's good to be here. we worked so hard, but the technology doesn't always work with you. >> is the gun buyback program drawing a big response? >>s yes, we raised over $100,000 in food coupons from the local grocer and we've had over 300 guns sold back to the city, spent a little over 30,000 in -- you know, i think people are happy to do it. we're only 20 miles from the school and it hit everybody pretty hard. >> gun buyers seem to be back out there getting those guns ever since newtown, talk of new gun laws and gun sales are through the roof in virginia. dealers requested more than 5,000 background checks on purchases. this is eight days after the shooting, we should note. the largest single-day request in virginia and maryland. police projecting they'll get 82 gun permit applications this month alone. are you at all concerned that the gun buyback program isn't making a dent? >> we do believe it's making a dent. we can only handle what happens within our
five with philadelphia and bridgeport and modesto. >> earlier in the show, we told you about shipping deadlines. in order to make your presents on time for christmas. what holiday shopping you leave for the last minute. >> here are your responses. i do all of my hopping christmas eve . >> stocking stuffers go out on christmas eve morning, love the crowd. >> i leave gifts for the kids until the last minute so santa can come through with last minute surprises.
from work. i work in bridgeport. i drove back up here. it was the longest drive of my life, it was really hard not knowing. >> reporter: teachers barricaded the students in classrooms before they could be evacuated. >> children, beautiful, beautiful children who had simply come to school to learn. >> we heard like shots and everybody went on the ground. and ms. martin closed the door and we went to the corner. >> reporter: police and s.w.a.t. teams surrounded the school and stormed outside buildings. >> upon arrival, entered the school and began a complete active shooter search of the building, searching every portion of that school. >> reporter: it's believeded the gunman drove there where he killed his mother, a teacher, and her students. >> shocked, disgust. why would this happen? >> reporter: the magnitude of the loss of life involving so many children has shaken this community and the nation. >> i know there's not a parent in america who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. the majority of those who died today were children, beautiful little kids between
members of the family were killed in the fire inside a two-story townhouse on bridgeport court on the west side of san jose. a couple and their 4-year-old granddaughter were trapped on the upper floor. firefighters arrived in minutes but the entire building was already engulfed in flames. >> this fire somehow got a really billing head start on us. it burned hot and it burned very fast. it consumed most of the apartment even within a three minute response time for us. >> two victims had lived in the complex for about 20 years. their granddaughter also died. another family member was reported to be in intensive care. two other people suffered smoke inhalation including a san jose police officer who tried to help the victims. >>> 4:32 now. secretary of state hillary clinton is under observation at a new york hospital this morning because of a blood clot. her doctors discovered the clot yesterday in a follow-up exam following a concussion she had suffered earlier this month. her spokesman says it's related to the concussion but is not saying where that clot is located. she is being treated wit
broke out late saturday night with 3000 but the bridgeport court. michael crabtree caught touchdown passes of 49 and 7 yds and finished with a career high 172 yds, leading the standards as the 49ers to a straight nfc west title with a 2713 victory over arizona cardinals on sunday. collin kaepernick k overcame a slow start to throw for a career best 276 yds and two touchdowns as the niners did their part to control the postseason picture. thanks to minnesota and talking of green bay, the 49ers grab the second seed in and at sea and earned a coveted by week. >> we got everything we wanted to get done today. the champion, western division champions that means a lot to our staff and players. i am congratulating them for getting that done. they are arguably the best division in football. >> a well coast season. 49ers won't know who they play until after the wild- card round of playoffs. they will host a higher seed of next week's winners and the fans are not worried either way. also the last game of the regular season for the oakland raiders but not as happy ending as for the 49ers. they
unit on bridgeport court was fully engulfed in flames. kron 4's reggie kumar is live at the scene. reggie you've been with family members of the victims today? what a terrible tragedy for them. >> reporter: vicky. vannessa pulido, her two kids and boyfirned saved themselves by jumping out of the second floor window of the unit. she says she could hear her aunt, who died in the fire screaming for help. bulmaro and marina pulido maldonado and their four year old grand-daughter kyra chavez died in saturday night's fire. they were among eight family members who lived inside this now burned up three bedroom apartment in west san jose. vanessa pulido her two kids and boyfriend also lived there. she says they barley escaped the intense flames. pulido says she will never forget hearing her aunt screaming for help. she says her boyfriend quickly jumped into action and saved their lives. >>> when i opened the room door, we saw a whole bunch of black smoke and fire when i opened my door i heard my aunt scream, i heard her say something, but everything happened so quick i couldn't see her. sl
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in maryville bridgeport now both have the largest increase in shootings during 2012 residents there need help desperately so superintendent gary mccarthy went from tv station to a tv station today and he said he believes it starts with leadership and hopes it will work because overall crime may be down by 30 percent in chicago but homicides are up. he recently ran the department's gang investigation division and recently he got the task of tackling the ninth 27 years of experience he is focusing on 12 ginks' specifically he is going back to the basics in t is excited about it. >> i plan to utilize the context i have made with different federal entities and i have some friends over there in organized crime and i plan to try to tap into anything we can to pass this down and to make a safer place homicides have been on the rise all year. the future will be handled it differently from here on out. the police are going to treat to gain funerals as a gang of bandits. we have more officers per capita than any large city in this country more than new york, los angeles philadelphia so it's not how ma
. this is in an multi--building apartment complex but fortunately it was kept to one building on bridgeport court in san jose. you are seeing video from overnight. the two-alarm fire engulfed the building and gutted the apartment where it ignited. it originated in a second floor apartment. witnesses called 911 saying three people were trapped inside the apartment. at this point the three people are being identified only as a man, a woman and a young child who all died from their injuries. three other people, including a san jose police officer, are currently being treated for smoke in hal lays. >> combating the heavy fire conditions, and we had a san jose police officer who suffered smoke inhalation early on trying to get in there. actually he was able to get one of the residents out. that officer, along with two other people, are at the hospital right now being treated. >> again, this has all happened within the last six hours, since about 11:00 last night. the fire and ongoing investigation displaced nearly 60 residents. some of them are actually behind us right now with the red cross wrapped in blain
it forward. and try to help somebody else. >> and over the weekend, men of the bridgeport sound tigers changed their names to honor the children murdered in that sandy hook tragedy. the hockey team donned all black uniforms with the names of the 20 schoolchildren right there on the back. >> an outpouring of support. >>> overseas now to afghanistan. abc news learned a top navy s.e.a.l. commander has died. the death of 42-year-old job price is being investigated as a suicide. military officials say he died of a gunshot wound to the head. price was a member of s.e.a.l. team 4, which is a special navy warfare unit. commander price was from pottstown, pennsylvania. >>> a senator from idaho is apologizing this morning after he was arrested for driving drunk. police in suburban washington say republican mike crepo was pulled over after running a red light sunday. he failed several sobriety tests, taken to jail and released on bond. he's expected in court in january. the veteran lawmaker says he takes total responsibility. >>> another veteran on capitol hill was laid to rest in his home state
at the sandy hook school already are triggered action to help reduce gun violence and save lives. bridgeport, connecticut, raised over $100,000 to fund a gun buyback. gun owners cashed in their weapons. >> even if you get one off the street it is one less that has the potential to get into the wrong hands. >> reporter: the national debate reignited with a proposal to station armed guards in every school in the country. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> reporter: several school districts already have armed officers in their schools. abc news, new york. >>> as you just heard and probably know, the national rifle association national school shield proposal unveiled in the wake of the connecticut shoe shooting calls for every school to have an armed guard for protection but is that the answer? on abc's this week this george stephanopoulos asa hutchinson compares the current nra proposal with the national debate that took place before armed air martials were put on planes in an effort to deter terrorism. >> it was an intense debate that on o airplanes
on bridgeport court just after 11:00 last night. he managed to rescue one resident. the bodies of two adults and one child were found inside. two others were taken to local hospitals for smoke inhalation. 56 people who live in that complex are now displaced. this morning we are learning more about the two people who drown off the marin headlands while fishing. nine-year-old juan carlos escamillo-monroy was swept out into the surf by a wave. his father, 37-year-old juan escamillo-rojas, jumped in to try to save him. we spoke with their family. >> it's a very difficult time, you know. everybody is saddened. >> the escamillo and monroy family has gathered to grieve and say a rosary for 37-year-old juan escamillo-rojas and his nine-year-old son, juan carlos escamillo-monroy. the father and son were avid fishermen who decided to fish on the marin headlands west of the golden gate bridge. they were fishing in an area known for unpredictable and heavy surf. a cousin joined them friday afternoon for the first and last time. [foreign language.] in spanish he told us how the son turned nine a few week
. >> people across the country, we just heard from the mayor of bridgeport, connecticut, a few minutes ago, a lot of folks trying to get guns off the streets right now. two rocket launchers were part of the 2,000 guns that were part of the buyback a few days ago. is that a better method than putting more guns in tnoticein schools? >> i doubt the rocket launchers are legal right now. the best solution would be to have a police officer in each school. and we have had a program like that for many years. it's called school resource officers, they not only help protect against violence, but they teach a course or two in police work in leadership. they make friends with the kids that are there every day. >> what about the cost of that? what about the cost of that? >> that's the problem, we only had it in perhaps 10% of the schools and when the fiscal crisis hit in 2008, the legislatu legislature had to cut back from that. so it's in a small percentage of the schools. so my proposal is second best. the preference is to have the school resource officers in the schools, that would be the best solut
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from stamford, bridgeport, new haven and other communities around there. jenna: questions remain as you mentioned and we're working to get some of those answers as this story develops. here are some live scene shoots we have into our newsroom. vito, one of the things we're working to get is a picture in the local newspaper being reported on the associated press. apparently this local newspaper has a photo of younger students, some crying, some looking frightened according to this description, being escorted by adults through a parking lot in line, hands on each other's shoulders. the number one thing is to try to get the kids out of the school. at this point, hour and a half after this news breaks is it likely all the students are out? >> i would, i would doubt that right now. it takes a while. you're not dealing with high school kids, even middle schoolkids, very quickly they can go out. you're dealing with five to 10-year-olds probably scared out of their wits right now. little by little you have to take them out. make sure there is not anybody else or bad guy in this area. looks like
. followed by closely bakersfield. philadelphia was third. followed by bridgeport, connecticut and modesto. riverside ranks sixth. followed by new haven, conn. stocks in its ninth and milwaukee rounds out the top 10. >> california home prices posted a ninth straight annual increase. the median price for new and existing houses and condominiums wa2291 calls and up to 19.3% from the same period last year. in the bay area there were 7296 homes sold in november, up to 15.5% from 2011. it was the bay area's highest november tally in six years. >> the bay area's favor way to ring in the new year is always on kron 4. we will bring you the biggest parties and best fireworks. they will all be on kron 4 new year's eve live show. this will be hosted by gary radnich and kathryn he and. =dj [ singing christmas carols in background ] aunt sally's singing again. it's a tradition, honey. [ singing christmas carols ] mmmm. [ female announcer ] make new traditions with pillsbury grands! cinnamon rolls. that's been wrapped in a flaky crust stuffed with a gooey center toasted up all golden brown then given a
. >> reporter: what's your name? >> i'm mary jones from bridgeport, connecticut. >> reporter: i said earlier that people here want to come out because they don't want to feel helpless. does this help? >> yes, it does. it does. instead of just sitting there and watching it on the tv. it's much better to just be among and to show the support and the love that we have for them. >> reporter: i don't know if there's anything good that can come out of this, but if there is, what is it? >> like you said, we don't know if there's anything good that can come out of it. just have to pray, pray for the families, pray for everyone. there's nothing that we can really do but pray. you know. >> reporter: thank you, ladies. we're going to move back here. thank you. we're going to move back here and you see these guys over here? they're bringing their candles and they're lighting them. do you mind if we talk to you? >> no, actually. i prosecutefer not to. >> the same over here. sorry about that. >> reporter: it's okay. if people don't want to talk to us, we don't do it. we want to be respectful. you see them
-story townhome on bridgeport court but the entire building was already engulfed in flames. another family member was reported to be in intensive care. two other people suffered smoke inhalation including a san jose police officer who tried to help those victims. >>> search is on for the killer of a 15-year-old girl who was shot at an east oakland housing complex yesterday afternoon at 66th and lion. it appears the victim was walking with a group of people when a gunman opened fire. 14-year-old boy was also shot. but his injuries are not considered life-threatening. witnesses tell the police the shooter was between 13 and 16 years old. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton is under observation at an new york hospital this morning because of a blood clot. her doctors discovered the clot yesterday in a follow-up exam following a concussion she suffered earlier this month. her spokesman says the clot is related to the concussion but he is not saying exactly where that clot is located. she is being treated now with anticoagulants and will stay in the hospital for the next couple of days. >>> 6:32 no
arrived within machines to the two-story townhouse on bridgeport court but the building was engulfed in flames. for family member was reported to be i intensive care. two other people suffered smoke inhalation including a san jose police officer. >>> the search is on for the killer of a 15-year-old girl who was shot an east oakland housing complex yesterday afternoon at 66th avenue and lion way. police say it appears the victim was walking with a group of people when a gunman opened fire. a 14-year-old boy was also shot but his injuries are not considered life-threatening. witnesses told police the shooter appeared to be between the ages of 13 and 16. >>> it brings oakland's homicide total to 131 for the year on this final day of 2012. that's a 27% increase from last year. san francisco has 6:murders -- 67 murders for the year, a one- third increase over 2011. san jose's 45 is relatively low for a city of almost a million people, but it's still 12.5% higher than last year. >>> 5:32 now. secretary of state hillary clinton under observation at a new york hospital this morning because o
in the 3000 block of bridgeport court. authorities say that three people were killed they were a couple and their 4 year old granddaughter. a san jose police officer who helped with the rescue efforts was one of the three people that transported to area hospitals after he suffered from smoke. >> michael crabtree caught touchdown passes of 49 and 7 yds and finished with a career high of 172 yds, leading the san francisco 49ers to its second straight nfc west title with a 27 to 13 victory over the arizona cardinals on sunday. colin cabinet overcame a slow start to throw a career best 276 yds and two touchdowns as the niners did their part to control the postseason picture. thanks to minnesota up knocking off green bay, the 49ers grab the second seed in the nfc and earn the by week. >> also the last game of the regular season for oakland raiders but not as happy as an ending for the 49ers. they lost to the san diego chargers 24 to 21 a late rally by oakland coming up just short. the raiders finished the season with a record of four in 12. >> we will be right back. >> hillary clinton has no
,200 homicides. >>> the sandy hook school shooting has had an immediate affect on one city. police in bridgeport, connecticut, are determined to get guns off the streets by buying them back using $100,000 in donations from the public. here's david arioso. >> reporter: william porter says he is done with guns. the elementary school shooting in nearby newtown, connecticut, struck a nerve. >> my wife cried. we was out shopping and heard it while we was in the store. she cried. you know, it's wrong. >> how are you, sir? >> reporter: porter is turning over his handgun to police in connecticut's most populous city, the largest gun buyback ever. with well over $100,000 in private donations, police are taking the weapons no questions asked. >> i know that every gun we take in is one less gun that has the potential to kill our children. >> reporter: more than 100 guns have been collected in the first two days and are expected to e melted down. but can buybacks like this make a dent? >> these guns could have created victims. we know that if we can reduce the number of weapons that are available through b
spending, bridgeport, hartford, new haven of $270 million. that would have put 10,000 teachers and support personnel at risk where they aren't graduating 40% of the kids already. >> one of the things, when you add pressure to austerity, it starts to come down. it's the political constituencies with the least power that get snapped. >> oftentimes the groups that have been purt most in the recession or haven't seen their income grow over the last 20, 30 years. what's important is that, i think there comes the realization that one solution of just cutting taxes, clearly to help move an economy forward, you have to think through what is going to help the economy. the idea of austerity, make people lose jobs. it's going to help the economy. in the long run, it's going to be positive for your state. governors see it more quickly and are dealing with it. i'm hoping it becomes more of the talking point across the country. when dealing with a deficit or dealing with looking at issues of raising revenue, what you are trying to do is what will help move the economy forward. when you understand the co
in bridgeport. she said no accumulation there. but it is windy. 50s on the temperatures. i will talk more about this cold air coming up in ten minutes. and what looks to be a rainy pattern. >>> 7:26. the funerals in newtown, connecticut begin today. we'll have more on this as investigators piece this together. >>> and back here at home, free meals for the needy this morning. where it will be happening and who is spreading the holiday cheer. >>> and a holiday shopping spree is in -- spree is in san francisco. how people are making sure some children have a bright christmas. well, inside the brewer, there's a giant staircase. and the room is filled with all these different kinds of coffee. actually, i just press this button. brew what you love, simply. keurig. >>> we will move on. we will never forget. we will in many ways be made stronger for what has transpired. and we will get better ♪ . >> thousands of people packed a high school in newtown, connecticut mourning the victims of the connecticut shooting on friday. last night, president obama and the governor of connecticut were among the spea
to shootings in bridgeport. there needs to be a comprehensive community response, not a peace meal response. that seems, also to be the way we respond to this. we pass an act or some segment of a remedy and pat ourselves on the back as though we have solved the problem. we haven't. this needs comprehensive reform. it's going to need a long term conversation throughout the country and it just our hearts are broken. seeing those little faces, again, perhaps that will be the thing that gets everybody to move. if this was an act of terrorism against the country, we would be moving on several fronts to make sure we left no stone unturned and we were doing everything we could in a comprehensive way. that's what's happened. this continues to be a problem. whether you go back to columbine, whether it's the event that is happened in portland or aurora, what happened to gabrielle giffords, what happened in wisconsin. it keeps going on. as the president indicated, it happens in our cities almost daily. >> congressman thank you for that. this is an act of terrorism by definition of all of us. we are te
nine cases to verdict. he has served as counsel to the bridgeport roman catholic diocese in first amendment matters. i've worked with him personally in a professional capacity when i was attorney general of the state of connecticut. i know him as someone who will do justice and love mercy, and he is a man whom we can be proud to support today, i am proud to support him. i thank president obama for nominating him and the chairman of the judiciary committee, patrick leahy, for his leadership on our committee in making sure that he had a hearing and he had a vote and now this vote here. i want thank also our ranking member, senator grassley, for his graciousness in stating that he would support him and my hope is the united states district court of connecticut, which faces a backlog now, will have the good fortune to have remaining vacancies filled at the earliest possible date by lawyers as eminently qualified as soon-to-be judge michael shea. i thank this body for approving him in advance and i yield the floor. and i suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk
and the end to the right in bridgeport just a street devastated by water damage. all of this for us is a cumulative which is to say that it is on top of the destruction caused by two other events in the last year, a hurricane irene and then by winter storm offered . the total cost of damage from these three storms of the last year is almost $2 billion which is a very significant amount for a small state like ours which incidentally has its own budget shortfall. madam chairman, as your reference, we seem to be entering an age of increasingly violent storms. at think we really have to think carefully about whether and how to rebuild and locations we know of vulnerable and likely to be hit again which means as we go forward we have to take some vision and think about how we replace critical infrastructure. for instance, during each of the three storms in connecticut in the past year. we have most seriously been impacted by a long-term power outages as a result of our aging electrical distribution system. therefore i hope we will use this opportunity to up some power lines underground m
, california, into trust for the benefit of the bridgeport indian colony. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, the chair will postpone further proceedings today on motions to suspend the rules on which a recorded vote or the yeas and nays are ordered or on which the vote incurs objection under clause 6 of rule 20. record votes on postponed questions will be taken later. for what purpose does the gentleman from utah seek recognition? mr. chaffetz: mr. speaker, i move that the house suspend the rules and pass h.r. 4053 as amended. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: union calendar number 509, h.r. 4053, a bill to intensify efforts to identify, prevent, and recover payment error, waste, fraud, and abuse within federal spending. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from utah, mr. chaffetz, and the gentleman from new york, mr. towns, each will control 20 men's. the chair recognizes the gentleman from utah. mr. chaffetz: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempo
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